There are many household items that your interstate mover may be able to ship depending on your preference and state regulations. But again—it is best to make sure and double-check with your moving company before the crew arrives.
Items movers might move include:
Live plants: Your mover may be able to transport live plants if it’s for a local move, but cross-state moves will be more difficult because agricultural laws vary state by state. Most movers will not move plants due to the likelihood of damages (plants sitting in hot trucks tend not to survive) and adherence to agricultural regulations.
Food: If you correctly pack unopened, canned (pantry) goods and alcohol, your mover can usually ship them. So yes—your untouched, 10-pound bag of corn meal can be shipped. But perishable and frozen goods, like milk and eggs, are not going in the truck with your mover. Not even in a heavy-duty cooler.
Family heirlooms: Most moving companies do not want to move your family heirlooms or personal collector items due to their likelihood of high financial or sentimental value. This includes photos, jewelry, stamp collections, cash, and/or important documents, like deeds, wills, and bonds. Your mover may move those items for you, but ultimately you (as the shipper) take the most risk and responsibility for them
Motorized equipment:Your moving company can generally ship things like lawn mowers and weed-wackers, as long as they are emptied of fuel (gasoline) beforehand.